Arthur Read, who you may recognize from the popular PBS Kids series “Arthur,” is making a trip from his home in Elwood City all the way to Amarillo!

 “Arthur” follows the story of Arthur and his friends as they navigate life, often facing important issues such as asthma, cancer, autism spectrum disorder, dyslexia, racism and mental health. The show is based on the “Arthur Adventure” book series by Marc Brown, and is the longest-running animated children’s series in the U.S.

 “Arthur” airs on Panhandle PBS every day at 5:30 a.m., every weekday at 4:30 p.m., and on the PBS Kids 24/7 channel at 8:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The 25th and final season of “Arthur” will premiere in the winter of 2022. More online resources on the series can be found at

 The Arthur costumed character will be making several appearances in Amarillo:

  • Tuesday, August 10, 2-4 p.m.: Panhandle Pediatrics and Young Pediatrics welcome Arthur. Guests can meet Arthur and grab a Purple Flamingo Pop at 1500 S. Coulter.
  • Thursday, August 12, 2-4 p.m.: Back to School Summer Splash Bash with Panhandle PBS at Memorial Park.
  • Friday, August 13, 6-8 p.m.: Arthur will meet and take photos with his friends at Wonderland Park.
  • Sunday, August 15: Arthur visits Hodgetown for an Amarillo Sod Poodles game, sponsored by Family Medicine Center.

 For updates and more information, visit their Facebook page, Panhandle PBS, and our website,

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